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This is a massive powerpoint that can fill an entire six weeks for the desperate 12th grade English teacher! There's Anglo-Saxon background, the history of the Beowulf story and transcript, elements of translation, vocabulary, notes, and questions
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Students love deciphering these riddles. Solutions are included in the file. Students try to solve riddles while also identifying epic poetry elements like kenning. This is a nice stress-free lesson to put in the middle of the Beowulf unit.
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This powerpoint presentation covers a 4-6 week unit on Medieval English History and Literature. There's historical events, background on feudalism and chivalry, ballads, Canterbury Tales, and an additional unit tracing back early to modern accounts
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This is a simple and straightforward handout to help students write their own sci-fi short story. Students pick an element from each column and develop a story around those elements. The rest of the assignment guidelines are up to the
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This is my overview for my senior Restoration unit (1660-1800). There's the historical background, changes in literature and theatre since the Renaissance, and a good chunk of the PPT is dedicated to Voltaire's Candide and Swift's first book of
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We all know teenagers can use help learning how to socialize with each other and recognizing when they use stereotyping and discrimination. This lesson is primarily written for the Psychology 101 classroom studying Social Psychology. That said,
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I like to give my students options. I have listed both creative projects and research projects for Animal Farm. Students have to do one of each. Creative projects range from tactical strategy to journalism to artwork. Research projects pertain
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This project can accompany dystopian literature or satirical literature. I present this project to my seniors after they read a portion of Thomas More's Utopia and Swift's Gulliver's Travels. But this could work with younger grades reading
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An expansive powerpoint covering 15th to early 17th century England. A history of the Tudor monarchs and important events, Humanism and the Renaissance, styles of literature of the time, Renaissance way of life, Metaphysical and Pastoral poets,
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I start my Macbeth unit with this PPT. It gives the historical background on the real King Macbeth and how his life differed from his Shakespearian counterpart. Has a lot of info.
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Corresponds well with my Medieval England PPT available for purchase. A very good, and incredibly helpful to the students, method for reviewing! Categories are Feudalism, Canterbury Tales, Ballads, Historical Events, and King Arthur.
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A somewhat simple powerpoint that I use to review the important elements (characterization, symbolism, quotes) of the assigned reading before we move on to questions.
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This is a massive powerpoint that should last you at least two months. It chronologically teaches American literature from 1400 and ends on Hawthorne (a perfect stopping place if you plan to teach "The Scarlet Letter"). There is a creation story
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This is a project intended to follow up a reading of the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. The first part of this assignment gives students a handful of pilgrims' tales to choose from for a reading assignment. After, they have questions
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I assign this editorial as a response to Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, but you could use it for other American Revolution writers, such as Thomas Paine. Students are required to respond to a historical event, the
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This powerpoint is a thorough, but not overwhelming, introduction to the Odyssey, Greek epic poetry, and Ancient Greek culture as we know it from this literature. The Trojan War is explained, common terms for epics like nostos and arete are
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I use this as a precursor to the full research process when I teach Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. You can use it as a webquest, team building activity, a way to make students more informed about Rome for either Literature or History courses, or you
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A simple webquest to do with your students before reading Animal Farm.
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This is a part of my World Literature unit. I start the year with this unit with 10th graders, so the works are shorter and each presents a different aspect of writing from around the world. Kipling is a great author for introducing colonialism to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been a teacher for over nine years. I'm currently teaching Art I-IV and Digital Media (Graphic Design), but teaching Gifted English has been my heart and motivation for teaching. These classes were the first of their kind both at my school and in the entire school system, and many of the materials I have up here are from my Gifted curriculum that I made from scratch. I've also taught other English classes over the years: regular ed. English II, III, and IV, and READ 180. Also having certification in Social Studies 6-12 and Visual Art K-12, I've taught college dual-enrollment Psychology 101, art lessons, and Freshman Comp and British Lit at the college level. Presented with the need to rewrite common core curriculum for my school system, I have rewritten an entire English 2 unit and all of it's components, so I'm accustomed to the standards and methods of approaching them. I also write online curriculum for a major education company and that brings more experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My main goal, especially with my Gifted students, is for them to find their own voice and to be able to defend it. I give them a lot of reading material out of their usual comfort zones in hopes that I can broaden their thinking. I believe that being expected to write over and over again can create a good writer. I assign many essays and higher-order thinking questions. These teens are about to walk out into the real world and they need to have their own head firmly attached to their shoulders. As well with art students, it's about finding a "voice" and an identity through their materials and subject matter.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My students have earned a number of poetry, fiction, and essay writing rewards and have excelled remarkably on the English portions of the ACT. My honors are mostly from my time as a student as well. Summa Cum Laude as both a Graduate and Undergraduate university student.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters in English with additional Masters studies in Gifted Education. Bachelors in Visual Art - concentrations in painting and graphic design/video. I was also on an Honors track as an Undergrad with a minor earned in English.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a huge nerd for Literature and History. I try to make many of my lesson plans all-inclusive, placing emphasis on historical relations to the work being read. It's my goal to have students really appreciate the Classical Studies/Humanities subjects in such a STEM driven world.

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